Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Mike Adams
This is a partial reprinting of “The Censorship Master Plan Decoded,” available at this link (PDF).
by Mike Adams, founder, NaturalNews.com, Censored.news, REAL.video, Counterthink.com, Naturalpedia.com and 300+ more websites
Part One: The Societal Cost of Censorship and the Denial of the Right to Exist
Part Two: The Fight for Reality (censorship motivations and justifications)
Part Three: The Fallacy of “Fake News”
Part Four: Decentralization and the Structure of News Consumption
Part Five: Technological and Psychological Methods of Overt and Covert Censorship
Part Six: Legislative and Regulatory Solutions to Techno-Tyranny
To date, no one has assembled a comprehensive compendium of the aggressive censorship strategies and mechanisms now being deployed against users being targeted by the tech giants. This document aims to serve as a primer “blueprint” to explain both the motivations behind the extreme censorship as well as the technical / mechanical means through which such censorship is carried out.
This document should be required reading for any lawmaker, regulator or judicial decision maker interested in protecting the freedom of speech that has served as a critical pillar in our society for over two centuries.
Today’s attacks on the First Amendment are being carried out by a “triple threat” tag-team of institutions:
#1) Tech giants – Their role is to carry out the mechanics of censorship, shadow banning, “doubt interruptions” and other techniques described in this report.
#2) Establishment media – Tasked with promoting the lynch mob mentality of hysteria and hatred which is translated into widespread calls for silencing whatever voices they don’t like: CNN’s insistent demand for InfoWars to be deplatformed from Facebook, for example.
#3) Third party fact-checkers and moderators – These groups, such as the SPLC, Politifact, etc., are given the task of flagging all undesirable political speech (or even speech about natural health, as you’ll see below) as “hate speech,” creating the justification for tech giants to ban or deplatform such accounts without having to accept internal organizational responsibility for discriminating against selected targeted.
These three “fronts” conspire to attack, defame and deplatform originators of certain types of speech (such as conservative speech, pro-Trump speech, natural health speech, pro-cannabis legalization speech, etc.). Traditionally, watchdogs such as the ACLU would strongly speak out against such egregious violations of civil liberties, yet the ACLU, being strongly affiliated with the politics of the Left, has consciously stood by and watched this “free speech massacre” take place, saying nothing in dissent.
While the books are burning, in other words, the ACLU is roasting marshmallows by the fire. (And the EFF is looking around for more chocolate bars.)
Thus, we are now faced with a kind of perfect storm in America — a “free speech apocalypse” — where all the institutions that once called for protections of the freedom of expression are now actively conspiring to exterminate it. This coordinated attack on free speech is now taking place in plain view. The agenda is not hidden, nor is it even debatable that this is taking place. The goal is the complete abolition of all speech that left-leaning tech giants wish to eliminate, and these efforts have been deliberately accelerated as the 2018 mid-term elections approach, carrying out what can only be called an extreme example of election interference and a plot to defraud the United States of America by silencing the voices of those who embody conservative philosophies.
What Robert Mueller accused the Russians of doing — interfering with U.S. elections — is actually being carried out right now by tech giants, the establishment media and third-party “fact-checkers.”
The United States Congress must act. New laws must be passed and enforced that invoke the authority of the federal government to prevent dominant online platforms from engaging in the many forms of overt and covert censorship described herein. To write effective laws that protect free speech, lawmakers must understand the technical mechanics of how censorship is accomplished. That’s the point of this document: To describe the mechanics of censorship as well as presenting thoughtful intellectual arguments that oppose the consolidation of “speech authority” in the hands of power-hungry tech giants, many of which are owned and run by individuals whose own politics reflect deeply-ingrained hatred toward America’s founding principles.
If we are to survive as a constitutional Republic, the protection of online speech must now be pursued with a sense of urgency, or we will soon find ourselves living in a hyper-connected online society where only one “official” opinion is allowed on any given topic… and that single allowable opinion is likely to be rooted in irrationality, falsehoods or popular delusions, such as the absurd idea that a biological man can magically transform into a woman, then compete against women in professional sports even while possessing the genetics, musculature and sports performance of a male athlete. This very idea, which is obviously an affront to real women, has been so thoroughly embraced by the political Left that any who oppose it are immediately flagged for “hate speech.”
Read this document in full. Forward it to your representatives in Washington D.C. Urge lawmakers and our President to act on this now, or we will lose not just our freedom to speak, but our right to meaningfully participate in the dominant public space platforms through which social and professional interactions now take place.
The author of this report, Mike Adams, is available to brief members of Congress or Trump administration staff members with further details and analysis. Adams is located near Austin, Texas. See further bio details at the end of this report.
This report reprint continues at this article link.
Find the full report at this link (PDF).
See the video presentation of this report by Mike Adams at the following REAL.video link: